Okay, so I’m exaggerating. Slightly.
There are no new things growing here since last Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, and several plants have come and gone. I’ll show you what you missed.
The amaryllis from Longfield Gardens outdid themselves, I must admit. But all good things must come to an end, and the last plant standing (‘Cherry Nymph’) is on its last bud. It had two flower stalks and more buds than I got around to counting. Here’s when it was just getting going:Her sister bulb put on an equally good show:
The RoboGardenThe AeroGarden has been chugging out herbs. The dill grows at a phenomenal rate. I’ve harvested two bunches like this: I’ve started calling it the RoboGarden because of the way it puts commands on its little screen. ADD WATER NOW is showing in the photo above. You can click to enlarge it, if you don’t believe me. Sort of reminds me of The Hungry Thing, a picture book from my children’s childhood. (Said Thing comes to town with a sign around its neck that says “Feed Me.”) And the mint did finally sprout, but it is getting leggy because I have to keep the light raised because of the dill growing so fast.
Other Good News
The orchid that I said never changed is changing. It has a bud on it. Will wonders never cease. And my non-hardy ‘Goodwin Creek’ lavender is actually making new leaves, which tells me the sunshine (when we get it) is stronger and the days are getting longer. If that sounds like grasping at straws, well–it is.
Inspired by the words of Elizabeth Lawrence, “We can have flowers nearly every month of the year,” Carol of May Dreams Gardens started Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. On the 15th of every month, garden bloggers from all over the world publish what is currently blooming in their gardens, and leave a link in Mr. Linky and the comments of May Dreams Gardens.